[mythtv-users] MythTV does not handle daylight savings properly

Wim w.f.mythbuster at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 20:52:40 UTC 2012

Op 8-11-2012 7:37, Karl Dietz schreef:
> On 04.11.2012 14:13, Wim wrote:
>> I have I few power search rules like below.
>> program.title LIKE '%de wereld draait door%'
>> AND channel.callsign like '%ned%'
>> AND HOUR(program.starttime)>=19
>> AND HOUR(program.starttime)<=21
>> But after the stat off wintertime last weekend.
>> I had to change the rule like this.
>> program.title LIKE '%de wereld draait door%'
>> AND channel.callsign like '%ned%'
>> AND HOUR(program.starttime)>=18
>> AND HOUR(program.starttime)<=20
>> So apparently Mythtv does not handle daylight saving properly.
>> What can I do to make this work properly.
> Can you, as a quick work around, simply make the window larger?
> 18-21 in this case?
> Or best, just not use power rules with times. They are always a
> workaround for a broken guide that doesn't properly assign the same
> programid to multiple showings of the same program.
How is a user supposed to fix guide data.
> For a daily show I'd just set "record every time on every channel" and
> let the scheduler handle everything else.
If I do this ton's of show wil be recorded and my tuners wil be occupied 
to much.
> I'm guessing you don't want to record repeats.
> Maybe everything it takes to fix duplicate detection is the patch from
> http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/11226 to reenable the fixups for the
> dutch EIT data. (can't say without knowing why you are using time in
> your rules)
I am on 0.26 fixes so hopefully I will recieve this patch soon.
> To everyone who wants to switch between internal UTC and localtime
> (which local time? My users ask me how to mix local time from various
> time zones. good luck with designing a sensible power rules editor for
> that)
> If you are using any times in your recording rules, then you are 
> working around a broken tv guide. Please consider investing all the
> time you are investing in discussing how great local time would be into
> fixing your guide feed instead.
> Regards,
> Karl
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